Rule 1920.74. Form of Motion for Appointment of Master. Order.
(a) The motion for appointment of a master shall be substantially in the following form:
MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MASTER
(Plaintiff) (Defendant) moves the court to appoint a master with respect to the following claims:
( ) Divorce ( ) Equitable Division of Marital Property ( ) Annulment ( ) Counsel Fees ( ) Alimony ( ) Cost and Expenses ( ) Other:
and in support of the motion states:
(1) Discovery (is) (is not) complete as to the claim(s) for which the appointment of a master is requested.
(2) The non-moving party (has) (has not) appeared in the action (personally) (by his or her attorney,
(3) The statutory ground(s) for divorce (is) (are)
(4) If the masters appointment is for resolution of a divorce, an annulment, or ancillary claims, the parties have complied with Pa.R.C.P. Nos. 1920.31, 1920.33, and 1920.46, as applicable.
(5) Check and complete the applicable prargraph(s):
(a) The action is not contested.
(b) An agreement has been reached with respect to the following claims:
(c) The action is contested with respect to the following claims:
(6) The action (involves) (does not involve) complex issues of law or fact.
(7) The hearing is expected to take
(8) Additional information, if any, relevant to the motion:
Attorney for (PLAINTIFF) (DEFENDANT)
(b) The order appointing a master shall be substantially in the following form:
ORDER APPOINTING MASTER
, Esquire, is appointed master with respect to the following claims:
BY THE COURT:
MOVING PARTY NON-MOVING PARTY Name: Name: Attorneys Name: Attorneys Name: Attorneys Address: Attorneys Address: Attorneys Telephone #: Attorneys Telephone #: Attorneys E-Mail: Attorneys E-Mail Partys Address and Telephone # if Partys Address and Telephone # if not represented by counsel: not represented by counsel:
See Pa.R.C.P. No. 1920.51(a)(1)(ii) for the issues and claims for which the court may appoint a master. It is within the discretion of the court to determine the point at which a master should be appointed in a case.
The provisions of this Rule 1920.74 adopted January 28, 1983, effective July 1, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 677; amended October 31, 2002, effective immediately, 32 Pa.B. 5632; amended June 30, 2018, effective January 1, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 4960; amended June 3, 2019, effective October 1, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 3059. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (394413) to (394415).
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